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. an amazing piece of battlefield video. it involves an american soldier in a firefight with the taliban. not only does he live to tell the tale. he caught the battle on his helmet cam and posted sit online to show the world what our troops are up against. >> reporter: the video is not easy to watch. it gives an idea what our men and women in afghanistan are going through on a daily basis. the soldier in question says he was 2-3 minutes into this firefight when he turned his helmet camera on. the unnamed soldier says he was intentionally exposing himself to enemy fire to get this, to draw attention away from his squad that was pinned down in a different area. you see it kind of goes down the rocks here. you can hear and see the bullets hitting the rocks and the dirt around him. the soldier finally does duck behind some rocks to get some safety, but that's when his weapon is shot out of his hand. watch and listen to this part, megyn. >> i'm hit! i'm hit! i'i'm hit! >> reporter: he said it a number of times. he was shot four times. a lot of those were rico shea is and none of them pierced
message is this: most of the casualties from the taliban ieds aren't americans, they're afghans. they are, indeed, afghan casualties. most of what the taliban does inflicts casualties on their own countrymen. the good news is the united states is still here backing them up, as you just saw. alisyn: and, colonel north, quickly, we are hearing reports here in the states that military voting is way down in this election cycle. what are the troops saying to you in the field? >> i've done my own informal off the record polls out here, and roughly 50% of those who have asked for ballots have not yet received them. of course, the good news is, there is still time. the big question is, how many of those who asked for them will never get them, and if there are numbers who haven't asked for them, we've got to find out why. back to you. alisyn: colonel north, thank you so much for that story. >>> meanwhile, growing outrage back here at home over those reports that u.s. troops are not getting the voter assistance they need in the field. in virginia alone there was a 92% drop in absentee ballot reques
square bombing it was a lone man acting alone. we know now it was a taliban attack. they said after the fort hood shooting it was workplace violence. we now know that man was in contact with the american al qaeda cleric running al qaeda in arabian peninsula. these people have a record of downplaying and dismissing terrorist attacks when they have gotten through our defenses repeatedly on their watch. megyn: simon, go ahead. >> all i will say if you look where we are today from when the president came into office almost four years ago, we've seen more movement towards democracy and freedom in the middle east, in his watch, during his watch than we saw in 5,000 years of arab and middle eastern history. we just today signed a massive free-trade agreement with the gulf nations to bring more trade, more commerce, more investment to the region, to hopefully help stablize the region overtime. we know that al qaeda is severely weakened. it is not gone. you and i agree on this there are still threats there, severely weakened. bin bip is no longer there. we've also seen, we are seeing signifi
and police officers also died in that attack. the taliban claimed responsibility for the blast which came a day after the u.s. death toll in the war in afghanistan reached 2,000 service members. >>> well, there is growing controversy today over a trial balloon first floated months ago by illinois governor pat quinn. early last year mr. quinn floated the idea that the federal government could bail out, that is the federal government, you, could bail out his state's pension program if illinois' finances took a turn for the worse. critics are pouncing saying states cannot give away big benefit packages and then expect the federal taxpayer to come to the rescue. "the chicago tribune" says the stampede of other states with pension red ink could lead to a federal taxpayer bill of over $2 trillion. that's with a t, and let me tell you, folks, that's just one estimate. others put it between 1 trillion and 25 trillion that we could potentially get to. lou dobbs is host of "lou dobbs tonight" on the fox business network, he's also a syndicated radio host. so governor quinn in illinois can't figure
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